There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant:
- Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone
can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is.
- There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant
is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement.
- Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the
replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental
implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the
biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the
bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental
implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple
Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional
dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These
people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew
food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.